A quaker parrot’s diet should ideally consist of a basic food mix of equal parts of a good seed mix (many types of seeds suited for medium exotic birds) and a high-quality pellet food such as Zupreem or Kaytee Exact. For extra vitamins a supplement, such as Petamine egg food may be added, a little on top of the quaker parrot’s daily food mix.
Also essential to good nutritional health is a daily fresh supply of vegetables, such as lettuce, which may be served shredded, chopped or whole; grated carrot is a favorite among many birds and a quaker parrot is no exception. Fresh or dried fruits are also a good idea, stay away from fruits with artificial colors added as these can build up in their system and cause problems farther along.
Many quaker parrot owners offer their bird a cooked grain mix which many birds enjoy. There are many commercial grain mixes available, and many prefer to create their own mix more suited to their quaker’s needs.Filed under Quaker Parrot | Comments (6)